Yaminon Gravel Works

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Postby Oztrainz » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:28 pm

Hi all, I was looking over some of my photos of the 2007 Australian Narrow Gauge Convention and came across some photos of the layout that was next to mine. I had forgotten that it was Gn15. It was Yaminon Gravel Works by Ron Wrigglesworth. Ron was one of the organising commitee of the convention.

In the convention guidebook Ron stated that it was displayed as a "work in progress".
The layout is 1.3m by 1m and all structures were scratchbuilt. It is a model of a 15" gauge tramway that feeds gravel to a metre gauge tramway on a lower level.

An overview:
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The unloading shed:
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A lady goes for a ride:
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The crane wagon and a new tipper wagon parked beside the shed:
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If this is "in progress" then I can hardly wait to see what "complete" will look like.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:38 pm

Thanks John. I well remember Ron's articles on his On9 layouts, Womat Pits (or was it Wombat?) in particular appeared in several magazines. There was another aswell where the train had to push it's way through the bush, which looked fantastic in the photo's I saw, dont remember the name of that one though :roll: must be getting old :)
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Postby dr5euss » Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:17 pm

I really like the wood surround, might have to borrow that 8)

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Postby Glen A » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:55 pm

Nice layout.
Does Ron know about this group. Maybe you should let him know?

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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:47 am

Dear Crew,

Ron's first "public" layout was the OO9 "Womit Sand Pit", and was a tiny little thing on a standalone "plinth" with all electronics and suchlike nicely hidden in the stand...

An article on it can be found in backissues of AMRM...

http://www.australianmodelrailways.com/ ... rm192.html
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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:42 am

One minor correction there Prof, Womat Sand Pit was O scale, not OO as stated in the AMR index. There was also an article in the June 1996 edition of Continental Modeller magazine, plus another in Narrow Gauge and Industrial Railway Modelling Review #23, it was based on one of the competition entries to design a small layout that appeared in this magazine.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:53 pm

I remember the Continental Modeller article. The layout was based on Bernard Junk's "Quarry Layout" The track plan has appeared on Carl Arendt's small layout scrapbook http://www.carendt.com/scrapbook/page4/index.html The new layout looks just as good 8)

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Postby Oztrainz » Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:36 pm

Glen A wrote:Nice layout.
Does Ron know about this group. Maybe you should let him know?


Hi all,

This was received back from Ron earlier today:
Hi John,

Thank you very much for including the photos of my layout on the web page; I appreciated the comments as well.

I am sorry to say that the layout has not progressed much beyond the stage that it was displayed at the Convention, but I hope to complete detailing it soon.

Womat Sand Pit is still around, but has been retired from the exhibition circuit.

I have another retired layout called "Jan's Back Yard" that depicted a 1/4 scale miniature railway in a back yard. It is currently being replaces by a 1000 x 600 size layout also depicting a miniature railway in a back yard; but modelled in 1: 20.3 scale using N scale track and rolling stock.

Again thanks for the photos.

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Ron
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Postby MOG » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:26 am

like it - agreed, the presentation is really nice too..that old wood look really works
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Postby Oztrainz » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:17 am

MOG wrote:like it - agreed, the presentation is really nice too..that old wood look really works


The old wood look is just that - old aussie hardwood fence palings with 1:1 scale weathering that has been very well done by years of exposure to the Aussie weather.

Ron must have pre-drilled them to get the galvanised nails in without splitting the timber. These are probably ironbark. After demolishing a similar fence myself, these old palings are tough and will blunt chainsaw blades in very short order.

Aussie hardwood is dense and heavy. From memory the upper pelmet with the name and lights comes off for transport. Even then each of the bits would be quite weighty.
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Postby dieselwater » Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:13 pm

A nice layout. I like the presentation too. I've had my eye out for some old wooden boxes- tea chests, wine boxes etc.

Rustic wood fits well with industrial layouts.

Oh and I really like the look of the locos, any details would be great. :D
Little old lines to somewhere.

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